Personal Information

(aka, the boring junk.)
I am a 5th year Senior (or, as I prefer it to be called, a "Senior +") at Calpoly in the small town of San Luis Obispo, California. Here I study Electrical Engineering in my spare time and play games, music, eat, and sleep for a living. It's hell on Earth, but I manage... ;)

I am a nerd. When I ride a swing, I think to myself "the reason I can't stay even with the 4 year old next to me is because the equation that dictates that the period of a pendulum depends only on the length of it and not on the weight on the end is an approximation which holds true only for small angles of swinging." Not to say that I'm dull... I also think "WEEEEEEEEEEE!!!" and "I wonder how far I could fly if I jumped off at this height?"

I love playing with electronic stuff; Flashing lights and pretty sounds will entertain me for hours. I suppose that's why I'm an Electrical Engineer, though I must admit that EE is pretty boring. Sigh... such is the price to pay for those who want to make more flashing lights for the world. Who knows... maybe I'll make the next furbee. I can see it now... "The Furbee 2: the toy so advanced that it makes your child obsolete!" Pretty soon, we will be buying children for our toys to play with.

Legos are the best! My dream is to design Lego sets. EE is just a stepping stone. I do not intend to run PSPICE simulations for a living. You may see examples of my work on my Lego page. Ideally, I'd be making space fighters for children to build and enjoy, just as I did when I was a child. (Okay, yes, I still do...)

My computer consists of:

It does everything I need it to, plus a bit more. It can play mp3's without skipping while you surf the web, so what more do I need? Okay, I need a new video card. I want to play Unreal Tournament at 1024 x 768 at 32 bit color. But this summer, I never got a job, so I'm broke and that will have to wait. I wouldn't say I love my computer, but I would at least wait 6 months to date another computer if it were to die on me.

I love music. Music is magic. It's one of God's completely amazing yet completely unexplainable gifts to us. Just why is it that a major 7 chord can send a shiver down your spine if properly placed? I study harmonics and sine waves for a living and I can tell you why you have to lower the 3rd of a chord 14 cents in order to get the maximum resonance, but I can't explain the magic behind the major 7 chord. Or the sharp 4th of the Lydian scale. Jazz is awesome. It's melodic composition on the fly. Mathematically, it's seeing what chord is aproaching and choosing notes that fit the respective scale you're in. No, no... it's not that at all. It's magic! I play Sax, Clarinet, Flute, and Recorder. I enjoy them all, however, the recorder is the easiest to put together and carry around, so it gets a few extra points. Yes, recorder is that little 12 inch plastic tube made by yamaha that you learned how to play "Hot Cross Buns" on back in 4th grade. They cost about 8 dollars and are the finest musical investment anyone can make. They should not be underestimated and in the hands of someone over age 9, can actually sound quite beautiful.

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Coming soon: My collection of quotes gathered from the far reaches of the Internet. What, were you expecting a juggling act?